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by LadyGeek
Tue May 26, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 9182

Re: Gardening 2020

I took a similar approach. I've purchased two types of "live" basil from the supermarket. The version that came in a real plastic pot with soil is doing just fine in my garden. All I had to do was separate them out and plant. The version that came bundled in a plastic bag is not so "lively". It's sl...
by LadyGeek
Tue May 26, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Where to find the portfolio trackers
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Where to find the portfolio trackers

Just type "Madsinger" in the wiki's search box and you'll go right to it.

(I've requested Madsinger to post a link to the wiki in his monthly reports.)
by LadyGeek
Tue May 26, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: madsinger monthly report (April 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: madsinger monthly report (April 2020)

I'm bumping the thread to say that madsinger's monthly reports are in the wiki. See: Madsinger monthly reports Someone was looking for it here: Subject: Where to find the portfolio trackers I can't seem to find the link where on an affiliated Bogle community they track all of the fund suggested here...
by LadyGeek
Tue May 26, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Doctors and Insider Trading
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Doctors and Insider Trading

This thread has run its course and is locked (hypothetical, not actionable). See: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: US or world economic, political, tax, health care and cli...
by LadyGeek
Tue May 26, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: "Indexing "During the 2010s. Index funds delivered as promised."
Replies: 2
Views: 391

Re: "Indexing "During the 2010s. Index funds delivered as promised."

Taylor - You had a duplicate post, which I've removed. There were no replies.
by LadyGeek
Tue May 26, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rekenthaler: Long Bonds Are for Fools
Replies: 346
Views: 17814

Re: Rekenthaler: Long Bonds Are for Fools

This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted). See: Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies may be added) when a violation of posting policy has occurred. Occasionally, even if there are no overt violations of posting policy, a topic (or ...
by LadyGeek
Tue May 26, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI
Replies: 4387
Views: 1251930

Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? Part VI

^^^ We have a dedicated sci-fi thread. Those books are discussed in several posts, starting from here: Re: Good Modern Science Fiction

(Feel free to update the thread.)
by LadyGeek
Tue May 26, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What have you baked recently?
Replies: 264
Views: 30909

Re: What have you baked recently?

^^^ So much for theory. I ended up with a wet batch of flour. There was some bubbling, but the dough didn't rise much at all. Adding a pack of dry yest didn't help. However... the taste of bread made with homemade "wild" yeast is something else. 8-) A strong hint of sourdough made me want to continu...
by LadyGeek
Tue May 26, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rekenthaler: Long Bonds Are for Fools
Replies: 346
Views: 17814

Re: Rekenthaler: Long Bonds Are for Fools

With regards to some earlier posts, the discussion is getting contentious. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones. Discussions are about issues, not pe...
by LadyGeek
Tue May 26, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Optimizing PPP Forgiveness
Replies: 159
Views: 13007

Re: Optimizing PPP Forgiveness

I removed an off-topic post and reply. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones. ...At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner to othe...
by LadyGeek
Tue May 26, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: [Is an Investment Policy Statement needed? How do I write one?]
Replies: 19
Views: 499

Re: POLL: Do you have a written investment plan?

Apologies I just saw I hijacked the thread. I just joined the forum this March and leading the ropes. My apologies. Don't worry about it. It's more important that you get the help you need. We'll worry about the details later. I moved your question into a new thread from: POLL: Do you have a writte...
by LadyGeek
Tue May 26, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: POLL: Do you have a written investment plan?
Replies: 69
Views: 15730

Re: POLL: Do you have a written investment plan?

nanameg has a question which I've moved into a new thread. See: [Is an Investment Policy Statement needed? How do I write one?] ================ Anonymous polls have been disabled. See this post by the site owner: Subject: Polls Disabled After consultation with the Advisory Board, I have disabled po...
by LadyGeek
Tue May 26, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Forum Issues and Administration
Topic: Where to find the portfolio trackers
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Where to find the portfolio trackers

I think what you're looking for is in the wiki. See: Madsinger monthly reports

The wiki page tracks Madsinger's monthly forum threads.
by LadyGeek
Tue May 26, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks in free fall
Replies: 18803
Views: 2628753

Re: U.S. stocks in free fall

I removed an off-topic interchange complaining about rich people. The thread was derailed. As a reminder, see: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: US or world economic, politi...
by LadyGeek
Tue May 26, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Has anybody heard of DriverLoan Investor Club?
Replies: 28
Views: 1960

Re: Has anybody heard of DriverLoan Investor Club?

^^^ Thanks, I didn't know that. My background is electrical (software, hardware, etc.), not mechanical. My point is that the paragraph (found at the bottom of the page) is nothing but weasel words. Yes, there's some legit stuff. But, it's packed with terms you'd see when promoting a product that has...
by LadyGeek
Mon May 25, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Good Modern Science Fiction
Replies: 434
Views: 74837

Re: Good Modern Science Fiction

If you are looking for something light and fun, I highly recommend the Union Station series by E.M. Foner. Please don't let the dumb cover art dissuade you. They are "free" if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription. I had let mine lapse, but just renewed on a 3-month for $9.99 deal. I just downlo...
by LadyGeek
Mon May 25, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Has anybody heard of DriverLoan Investor Club?
Replies: 28
Views: 1960

Re: Has anybody heard of DriverLoan Investor Club?

...All cash advance applications serviced through DriverLoan are filtered by a unique State-Of-The-Art loan processing system that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate a behavioral model that evaluates the applicant’s financial capacity ultimately reducing default by 98%. This is all I cou...
by LadyGeek
Mon May 25, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Air conditioner stocks
Replies: 27
Views: 1746

Re: Air conditioner stocks

I removed an off-topic post and reply. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones. ...At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner to othe...
by LadyGeek
Mon May 25, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: U.S. stocks continue to soar!
Replies: 5640
Views: 482969

Re: U.S. stocks continue to soar!

^^^ The link goes to The Stock Market Is Closed for Memorial Day. The Dow Is Rallying Anyway. via a Google search result. You may not be permitted to read the article after the first view (subscription required).

(A short description in the post would help explain where the link goes.)
by LadyGeek
Mon May 25, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey
Replies: 4910
Views: 424671

Re: HEDGEFUNDIE's excellent adventure Part II: The next journey

FYI, I am 43 years old with two young children and trying to find a good way to invest my nest egg. I have not taking any risks in terms of investing in a business, but many of my friends have and I feel that since I have not taken the risk of investing in a business, I should lean towards investin...
by LadyGeek
Mon May 25, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Anyone screwed up timing the market?
Replies: 45
Views: 3095

Re: Anyone screwed up timing the market?

I removed several posts and replies discussing the coronavirus. The main intent of the post must be on-topic. In this case, timing the market.

See: Please read before posting on coronavirus/COVID-19
by LadyGeek
Mon May 25, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: MEMORIAL DAY
Replies: 33
Views: 2517

Re: MEMORIAL DAY

This thread is now in the US Chapters (Bogleheads community) forum.

Thank you, Taylor.

My late husband was an Army vet who served during Vietnam.
by LadyGeek
Mon May 25, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Jeremiah B. says to buy gold and silver
Replies: 29
Views: 1543

Re: Jeremiah B. says to buy gold and silver

This thread has run its course and is locked (now discussing economic policy). See: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: US or world economic, political, tax, health care and c...
by LadyGeek
Sun May 24, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here
Replies: 1406
Views: 189926

Re: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here

Courtside NBA tickets will keep you focused on 'net' worth. :) Enjoy.
by LadyGeek
Sun May 24, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: So what are you cooking
Replies: 267
Views: 15528

Re: So what are you cooking

Mudpuppy wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 7:00 pm
I'm having to play a Tetris game with my freezer contents...
I've never heard it described that way, but it fits perfectly (or not, pun intended). :D
by LadyGeek
Sun May 24, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Pandemic buys that have improved quality of life?
Replies: 120
Views: 9108

Re: Pandemic buys that have improved quality of life?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (stuff you bought).
by LadyGeek
Sun May 24, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: When to start investing again?
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: When to start investing again?

I removed an off-topic post and several replies. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette
We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones.
Additionally, please stay on-topic to help the OP.
by LadyGeek
Sun May 24, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Businesses that are permanently destroyed due to COVID?
Replies: 34
Views: 2710

Re: Businesses that are permanently destroyed due to COVID?

This thread has run its course and is locked (not directly actionable as an investor, going in several directions). See: Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies may be added) when a violation of posting policy has occurred. Occasionally, even if there are...
by LadyGeek
Sun May 24, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gardening 2020
Replies: 133
Views: 9182

Re: Gardening 2020

Info_Hound wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 12:26 pm
Let's not even get me started about trying to make a beautiful loaf of bread that doesn't cave minutes before it comes out of the oven. :annoyed
Post your bread problems here: What have you baked recently? and hopefully someone will figure out what you're doing wrong.
by LadyGeek
Sun May 24, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here
Replies: 1406
Views: 189926

Re: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here

Thanks to all. The final paycheck, along with rolling my 401(k) and HSA out of my employer's grasp, is a gratifying feeling. I've posted my experience starting here: Re: Roll Call for the Retirement Class of 2020!
by LadyGeek
Sun May 24, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here
Replies: 1406
Views: 189926

Re: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here

Earlier this month, I retired. My final paycheck just showed up in my bank account.
by LadyGeek
Sun May 24, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here
Replies: 1406
Views: 189926

Re: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here

Wow — I just read many pages of accomplishments. Congrats to you all! Sometimes it’s inspiring, but more often than not I start feeling truly stick to my stomach, like I’ll never catch up or retire, and have made irrevocable mistakes/missed opportunities. However, I’m in a much, much better positio...
by LadyGeek
Sun May 24, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What's your take on the risk that authorities might ban private ownership of gold?
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Re: What's your take on the risk that authorities might ban private ownership of gold?

I merged steve321's update back into the original thread. This thread will remain locked (economic policy / conspiracy theory). See: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: US or w...
by LadyGeek
Sun May 24, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: NJ property taxes too high. What are my alternative states?
Replies: 63
Views: 4570

Re: NJ property taxes too high. What are my alternative states?

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (where to live).

I also removed an off-topic comment regarding high taxes.
by LadyGeek
Sun May 24, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Does it make sense to exclude China from portfolio and/or EM
Replies: 18
Views: 1084

Re: Does it make sense to exclude China from portfolio and/or EM

I removed an off-topic post and reply. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones. At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner to other p...
by LadyGeek
Sun May 24, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Warning: Virginia State Inspection
Replies: 38
Views: 3715

Re: Warning: Virginia State Inspection

This thread has run its course and is locked (derailed into a rant). See: Personal Consumer Issues Note that topics must be directly connected to your (or your friend's or family's) life as a consumer. General comments or complaints about these topics will be locked or removed. I also removed sever...
by LadyGeek
Sun May 24, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 5434
Views: 1349604

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

"9", Blu-ray DVD, 2009. Tim Burton was one of the producers. A post-apocalyptic animation with a creative plot, very entertaining. Martin Landau, Christopher Plummer, and Crispin Glover were some of the voices. I liked it. My high-def home theater was happy to finally have something worthy to play (...
by LadyGeek
Sun May 24, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: What's your take on the risk that authorities might ban private ownership of gold?
Replies: 9
Views: 968

Re: What's your take on the risk that authorities might ban private ownership of gold?

This thread will remain locked (economic policy / conspiracy theory). See: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: US or world economic, political, tax, health care and climate po...
by LadyGeek
Sat May 23, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How do the super-rich get their equity exposure?
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: How do the super-rich get their equity exposure?

This thread has run its course and is locked (not actionable). See: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: US or world economic, political, tax, health care and climate policies ...
by LadyGeek
Sat May 23, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: ADT security - cost
Replies: 13
Views: 1017

Re: ADT security - cost

^^^ I merged Poppy1234's post into the on-going discussion.
by LadyGeek
Sat May 23, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: So bottom is probably behind us....right?
Replies: 709
Views: 63070

Re: So bottom is probably behind us....right?

This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted). See: Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies may be added) when a violation of posting policy has occurred. Occasionally, even if there are no overt violations of posting policy, a topic (or ...
by LadyGeek
Sat May 23, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Has anybody heard of DriverLoan Investor Club?
Replies: 28
Views: 1960

Re: Has anybody heard of DriverLoan Investor Club?

Welcome! First, the SEC never endorses anything. The link on the page footer is just a generic link to the SEC's home page. From the Frequently Asked Questions ...Please note that if you miss one of your pre-authorized daily deposits your investment’s future value or projected balance will change on...
by LadyGeek
Sat May 23, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: US Chapters
Topic: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here
Replies: 1406
Views: 189926

Re: Post your Financial Milestone Announcements Here

I merged grobertj's thread into the on-going discussion.

Congrats! :beer
by LadyGeek
Sat May 23, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Proper Protocol to Handle Fender Bender
Replies: 47
Views: 9348

Re: Proper Protocol to Handle Fender Bender

What triggers an entry to Carfax that an accident occurred? Is it a police report or notification to the insurance company? When I sold my late husband's Mustang, every service, every repair was on the Carfax report. Insurance or not, they all report it to Carfax. You can find your car's current va...
by LadyGeek
Sat May 23, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rekenthaler: Long Bonds Are for Fools
Replies: 346
Views: 17814

Re: Rekenthaler: Long Bonds Are for Fools

With regards to some earlier posts, the discussion is getting a bit contentious.

Please stay on-topic.
by LadyGeek
Fri May 22, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Personal Investments
Topic: Assuming we start paying banks to hold our money (in the US)
Replies: 50
Views: 4058

Re: Assuming we start paying banks to hold our money (in the US)

This thread has run its course and is locked (not actionable). See: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: US or world economic, political, tax, health care and climate policies ...
by LadyGeek
Fri May 22, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: So what are you cooking
Replies: 267
Views: 15528

Re: So what are you cooking

Baked eggplant parmesan. From: Baked Eggplant Parmesan I used homemade tomato sauce that was in my freezer. Apparently, commercial sauce has quite a bit less water than homemade sauce. I ended up with a thick eggplant soup. I scooped the eggplant out of the dish with a slotted spoon. :) The sauce at...